Heron (left, age 3) and August (right, age 2) Sedlar helped their parents last month during the apple harvest at Green Bird Organic Cellars near Northport. Photo by Tim Hearin.

The Sleeping Bear Ale Trail celebrates half a dozen (relatively) new breweries along the M-22 and US-31 corridors in Leelanau and Benzie counties. Patrons could foreseeably visit all six over the course of a weekend. The Ale Trail complement’s the region’s already well-established wine tourism pilgrimages and traditional drinking holes.